Photo: Brynjar Bandlien
Another non-place. Inhabited and yet uninhabited. A home for the night. The television whispering to itself. A minibar. Snoring from neighboring rooms through flimsy walls. The pillow smells of nothing, the towels are white. Someone else will be sleeping here tomorrow.
In their very intimate and playful performance Shinozaki and Avdal create dream-like absurd in-between worlds by means of subtle shifts in reality. Only one visitor per performance is sucked into the mysterious past of this very ordinary hotel room. How many people have stayed here? What happened before we came in? Are we really alone or can we hear the room breathing? Do we remain silent spectators, or do we become a character in a story?
Heine Avdal studied dance, choreography and video in Oslo and Brussels. He has worked as a performer for various companies in Norway. Yukiko Shinozaki studied classical ballet in Tokyo, contemporary dance and psychology in the U.S. She worked as a freelance dancer as well as performing her solo works at various venues. Since 2000 they have been frequently doing collaborations together. Currently their latest creations you are here, Field Works -hotel and Field Works -office are touring in Europe and Asia.
Produced by: Heine Avdal & fieldworks vzw, Nordic Excellence Network (BIT Teatergarasjen, Black Box Teater, Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Festival Perfect Performance, Dans & Teater Festival Göteborg, Kulturhus Århus & Lʼanimal a Lʼesquena) & Kaaitheater
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Norwegian Foreign Ministry & Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Concept and Direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki
Performed and Created by: Heine Avdal, Fabrice Moinet
Sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet
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